Pailhead (6016) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma is equal parts butterscotch and vanilla. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor stars with light-moderate butterscotch. The finish has light vanilla, a faint fruit, and a hint of bourbon. The butterscotch lingers in the aftertaste. I don’t like butterscotch. Light-medium bodied with somewhat lively carbonation.
fhamrick (19) - , Kentucky, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites. An incredibly smooth beer with the perfect amount of bourbon taste.
smith4498 (3322) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours clear amber color with white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, oak. I’m also getting some coconut; weird. The usual flavors from a bourbon barrel; bourbon, vanilla and some oak. If you star with a beer that isn’t so good, barrel aging can only improve it so much. Medium body with average carbonation. Not bad for what it is. Thanks Peter.
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
slight oak to the aroma but not much else. rather pale body with a white head. taste is disappointing, just a slightly sweet finish. I think i may classify this as a waste of bourbon barrels
strap (611) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 19, 2010
1.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
i like bourbon, and i like beer. unlike reeses peanut butter cup, these are not 2 great things that go great together. overdid it on the bourbon. it tasted like a bourbon/budweiser mixture. not much redeeming here, other than the aroma. i love the smell of bourbon.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Pours a clear amber with a thin deminishing off white head. Laces fairly well. Aroma is of whisky, spice, and vanilla. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is like a whisky with carbonation. Has a medium body. The texture is slick. A decent finish with a good aftertaste. This is really like a sipping beer. Not to be rushed. Different but not bad. They really hit the bourbon barrel thing well. A good sipping beer on a cold night.
wxman (1610) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber color with a decent off white head. Aroma is sweet malt and smoky spice. Bourbon barrel flavor comes through right up front along with the sweet roasted malt, caramel, vanilla and a bit of smokiness. This is a pretty decent effort for a little guy company. Labeling looks cheap, so that was deceiving. Don’t be fooled, try it. Well worth it!
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bonus thanks to phaleslu! Clear amber pour, little carbonation and an extremely strong whiskey aroma (seriously, smelled like a well made manhattan!) Flavor was also closer to a mixed drink rather than a beer, smooth vanilla, bourbon and some malt on the backbone. Not overpowering in the booze department, but still flavorful. Anyone who enjoys a good manhattan would probably enjoy this. Really glad I got to try this one!!!
RKanis (152) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden/amber with a thin white head. Aroma is of bourbon and vanilla. Taste is very sweet. Slightly malty upfront with a smooth vanilla finish. The bourbon is mostly in the nose with very little in the actual taste. Very nice.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle; crystal clear amber with thin white head; aromas of sugary malts, methanol, stale lemons, apple cider; thin texture drinks with apple juice texture and mild astringency; kind of buttery with very light, sweet bourbon; corn, lemons and a little vanilla; very light drinking for the ABV with an almost apple cider the result for me